International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)

Conseil international pour l'éducation physique et la science du sport (CIEPSS)
Consejo Internacional para la Ciencia del Deporte y la Educación Fisica
Weltrat für Sportwissenschaft und Leibes-/Körpererziehung

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27 Sep 1958, Paris (France), as International Council of Sport and Physical Education (ICSPE-CIEPS) -- Conseil international pour l'éducation physique et le sport -- Consejo Internacional para la Educación Fisica y el Deporte -- Weltrat für Sport und Leibeserziehung, by signatories to first Statutes, both private individuals and representatives of national and international bodies concerned with sport and physical education. First Statutes amended and adopted by the first General Assembly, 12 Sep 1960, Rome (Italy). Statutes subsequently modified by General Assemblies: Oct 1963, Paris; Oct 1964, Tokyo (Japan); Oct 1968, Mexico City (Mexico); Jan 1971, Paris; Aug 1972, Munich (Germany FR); July 1976, Québec (Canada); July 1982, Helsinki (Finland); Sep 1988, Cheonan (Korea Rep). Current Statutes, adopted by 18th General Assembly, 18 Nov 1998, Barcelona (Spain), came into effect 1 Feb 1999; revised at 20th General Assembly, July 2002, Manchester (UK), at 21st General Assembly, Aug 2004, Thessaloniki (Greece), at 22nd General Assembly, Aug 2006, Berlin (Germany), at 23rd General Assembly, July 2008, Guangzhou (China), at 24th General Assembly, July 2010, Havana (Cuba), at 25th General Assembly, July 2012, Glasgow (UK), and at 26th General Assembly, June 2014, Helsinki (Finland). Current title adopted 1 Jan 1983. Registered association since Feb 2009.


Contribute to a strong sporting sector, high quality physical education and improved health worldwide; maintain an inclusive perspective on the different disciplines of sport, sport science and physical education and of furthering a continuing collaboration between them.

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Events/meetings; projects/programmes; training/education; knowledge management/information dissemination; awards/prizes/competitions; awareness raising.


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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Associate Status).

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Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 73 countries
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Subjects *

  • Education
    • Physical Education
  • Recreation
    • Sport
  • Science
    • Science

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